Sodium Ascorbate

Other Trading Names:

  • L-Ascorbic Acid Sodium Salt
  • Ester-C

CAS Number: 134-03-2

HS Code: 2936270020

Types of Packaging:

  • 25 Kg Drum
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Sodium Ascorbate

Chemical Name

Sodium Ascorbate




White to Yellowish Crystalline Powder


Slightly Salty and Odorless

Specific rotation


The residue

≤ 0.1



Loss on drying

≤0.25 %


≤3 mg/kg


≤10 mg/kg

Heavy Metals

≤20 mg/kg

Bacteria counts

≤100 cfu/g

Mold & Yeast

≤50 cfu/g

Staphylococcus aureus


Escherichia coli




Chemical Description

  • Sodium ascorbate is one of a number of mineral salts of ascorbic acid (vitamin C).
  • The molecular formula of this chemical compound is C6H7NaO6.
  • As the sodium salt of ascorbic acid, it is known as a mineral ascorbate. It has not been demonstrated to be more bioavailable than any other form of vitamin C supplement.
  • Sodium ascorbate normally provides 131 mg of sodium per 1,000 mg of ascorbic acid.
  • Sodium ascorbate, the sodium salt of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), has a variety of uses in different fields due to its properties as a source of vitamin C and an antioxidant.
  • It is often used as a dietary supplement to prevent or treat vitamin C deficiency. Sodium ascorbate is less acidic than ascorbic acid, making it a gentler option for those with sensitive stomachs.
  • Helps support the immune system and is often taken to help prevent colds and other illnesses.
  • In the food industry, sodium ascorbate is used as an antioxidant to prevent oxidation and prolong shelf life.
  • It helps maintain the color, flavor, and nutritional quality of foods.
  • It is used to preserve processed meats, preventing the formation of nitrosamines, which are potentially harmful compounds formed during the curing process.
  • As an effective form of vitamin C, it is used in the prevention and treatment of scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency.
  • In some medical settings, sodium ascorbate is used intravenously for various therapeutic purposes, including high-dose vitamin C therapy for certain conditions such as cancer treatment and severe infections.
  • Used in cosmetic formulations to protect skin cells from oxidative damage and to promote collagen synthesis, contributing to skin health and anti-aging effects.
  • Sometimes used in photographic development as a reducing agent.
  • Utilized in some water treatment processes to neutralize chlorine and chloramine, making water safe for fish and aquatic organisms.
  • Available in 25 Kg paper drums.
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